Souvenir No. 12, 2010
       
     
Souvenir, Walking on Water, 2010
       
     
Souvenir, 600 ft from Highway Noise, 2010
       
     
Souvenir, Motel Providence, 2010
       
     
Souvenir, Wake, 2010
       
     
Souvenir, Sleepwalker, 2010
       
     
Souvenir, Vista Mar, 2010
       
     
Souvenir, Southernaire, 2010
       
     
Souvenir, Tartan Cooler, 2015
       
     
Souvenir, Beachhead, 2010
       
     
Souvenir, Sunlazing, 2010
       
     
Souvenir No. 7, 2010
       
     
Souvenir No. 12, 2010
       
     
Souvenir No. 12, 2010

20 x 24" Fujiflex print, edition 5

Postcards sent and saved from 1960s and 1970s Middle American vacations form the illusionary foundation for Mark Mann's photographic art. Mann deploys images of suburban families on the road and places them in empty, imprisoning spaces. These pictures create an uneasy tension between truth and fiction. They cite artifacts from the time, such as postcards of roadside motels and generic vacation destinations that refer to memories of family journeys. However, these journeys are mixed with dreamlike symbolism to create iconic images that go beyond memory. Mann starts with vintage postcards and manipulates these reproductions using computer technology. He imitates the color and composition of his source material, but creates staged dramas that are about the loneliness and alienation that accompanies the American dream.

- Philip Brookman, Senior Curator of Photography and Media Arts, The Corcoran Museum of Art

Souvenir, Walking on Water, 2010
       
     
Souvenir, Walking on Water, 2010

 

 

Souvenir, 600 ft from Highway Noise, 2010
       
     
Souvenir, 600 ft from Highway Noise, 2010

20 x 24" Fujiflex print, edition 5

Souvenir, Motel Providence, 2010
       
     
Souvenir, Motel Providence, 2010

20 x 24" Fujiflex print, edition 5

Souvenir, Wake, 2010
       
     
Souvenir, Wake, 2010

20 x 30" Fujiflex print, edition 5

Souvenir, Sleepwalker, 2010
       
     
Souvenir, Sleepwalker, 2010

20 x 24" Fujiflex print, edition 5

Souvenir, Vista Mar, 2010
       
     
Souvenir, Vista Mar, 2010

20 x 24" Fujiflex print, edition 5

Souvenir, Southernaire, 2010
       
     
Souvenir, Southernaire, 2010

20 x 24" Fujiflex print, edition 5

Souvenir, Tartan Cooler, 2015
       
     
Souvenir, Tartan Cooler, 2015

20 x 30" Fujiflex print, edition 5

Souvenir, Beachhead, 2010
       
     
Souvenir, Beachhead, 2010

20 x 24" Fujiflex print, edition 5

Souvenir, Sunlazing, 2010
       
     
Souvenir, Sunlazing, 2010

20 x 24" Fujiflex print, edition 5

Souvenir No. 7, 2010
       
     
Souvenir No. 7, 2010

20 x 20" Fujiflex print, edition 5